Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Training

Introduction to the LSCP Training Programme, Terms & Conditions, and Venues

Introduction to the LSCP Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) training programme 2019- 2020.  

This training supplements the single agency training provided by your organisation and aims to provide all professionals who work with Lewisham’s children and young people a variety of skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice to keep those who are vulnerable safe.

LSCP courses provide an opportunity to network, share information and ideas, and learn about the range of services available in Lewisham. Multi-agency training also facilitates a shared understanding and common language within agencies to better safeguard children and young people in the borough. It is crucial that staff are supported to attend single and multi-agency training as well as have a system in place to monitor how the knowledge and skills gained from training are transferred in everyday practice.

Individual agencies and employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and in order to fulfil their safeguarding duties as identified in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

The LSCP may provide additional training to what is listed in response to local or national developments.  We recommend you review the training programme regularly and access the LSCP Safeguarding Briefings via our website. 

All applicants must have completed the MeLearning Safeguarding Children - Level 1 course, or equivalent within the last 3 years prior to attending any other course.

Terms and Conditions

  1. We recommend all applicants complete Safeguarding Children Level 1 or above prior to attending any LSCP training.
  2. LSCP multi-agency training is provided free of charge to those working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.
  3. A £75 charge will be applied for the following reasons:-
    1. Delegates must provide written cancellation notice of at least 5 working days’ notice at safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk.
    2. Non-attendance at a course.
    3. Please arrive on time and be prepared to stay for the whole session otherwise a charge may be applied. If you are significantly late, it is at the Trainer’s discretion if you permitted onto the course.
  4. Applications after the booking closing date may be considered if places remain available. Applicants should telephone 020 8314 3396 to check if a place is available.
  5. Queries can be made by email on safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8314 3396 

Venues

The venue will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email– please ensure you read this carefully.

Venues

The venue will be contained in your confirmation email – please ensure you read this carefully. Most courses will take place at Kaleidoscope, the Town Hall Chambers, Civic Suite, or the Owen Centre at Lewisham Hospital or Lewisham Police Station. It is important you check your confirmation email carefully.

The entrance to Town Hall Chambers is located next to the Broadway Theatre entrance - please ring the bell to notify reception of your arrival. Limitations to DDA Compliance in Town Hall Chambers: this venue is not fully DDA compliant. If you have a condition that may restrict your ability to use the stairs in an emergency, please let us know when you apply for the course so that we can try to source alternative premises.

Town Hall Chambers & the Civic Suite

Buses:            47, 136, 208, 181, 284, 199, 171, 185, 160, 124, 75.

Trains:            Catford Bridge and Catford

Lewisham Hospital

Buses:            47, 54, 75, 136, 185, 199, 208, 284, 484, P4.

Trains:            Ladywell Station. Short bus ride from Catford Bridge, Catford and Lewisham Stations.

LSCP Training Schedule 2019-2020

LB = Lunchtime Briefing; HD = Half Day; FD = Full Day

Training Programme 2019 - 2020

June 2019

11th

FD

Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

13th

LB

LADO Awareness

14th

FD

Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children

21st

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

24th

LB

Fabricated & Induced Illness

27th

FD

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family

 July 2019

4th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

5th

HD

Safer Recruitment (Multi-Agency)

9th

LB

Trauma Informed Approach

10th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

11th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

15th

LB

Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews

17th

FD

Neglect – An Analytical Approach

18th

LB

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

18th

FD

Working with Challenging & Hard to Help Families

 September 2019

11th

FD

Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Children & Young People

12th

LB

Working in the Community with Substance Misuse and Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

17th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

17th

LB

LADO Awareness

19th

LB

Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls

23rd

FD

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family

25th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

27th

HD

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent – Greater Depth

 October 2019

3rd

FD

Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

8th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

9th

LB

Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People

9th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

10th

FD

Neglect – An Analytical Approach

16th

FD

Cultural Competency in Safeguarding Children

17th

LB

Trauma Informed Approach

24th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

31st

LB

MARAC Process

 November 2019

5th

LB

Children Missing Education

12th

FD

Working with Challenging & Hard to Help Families

15th

LB

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

20th

FD

Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

21st

LB

Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews

26th

LB

Professional Curiosity

28th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

 December 2019

4th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

10th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

11th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

 January 2020

9th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

14th

HD

Safer Recruitment (Multi-Agency)

16th

FD

Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Children & Young People

21st

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

 February 2020

4th

LB

Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls

5th

LB

Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People

7th

FD

Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

13th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

27th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence.

 March 2020

4th

LB

MARAC Process

5th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

13th

HD

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent – Greater Depth

17th

LB

Children Missing Education

25th

LB

Working in the Community with Substance Misuse and Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

26th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

E-Learning

It is essential that everyone working with children, young people and families completes the Safeguarding Level 1 course before undertaking any LSCB training advertised in our programme. It is recommended that you repeat this course every three years. This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes. 

You should be familiar with your safeguarding children responsibilities and local policies. This can be obtained through your designated safeguarding lead, training provided by your organisation, previous LSCP training or online sources. The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership is a multi-agency partnership of agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

The MeLearning training has not been renewed.  We are aiming to have alternative Safeguarding Children Level 1 and Level 2 available as soon as possible.

Course information found in this Section

  1. Prevent Awareness, Home Office E-Learning
  2. Prevent Referrals
  3. Channel General Awareness on Prevent
  4. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision
  5. Forced Marriage Awareness - HM Government
  6. Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 - AVA Project
  7. Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health - AVA Project
  8. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

    1. Prevent Awareness

    Duration 45 minutes.

    The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies.  

    2. Prevent Referrals

    The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people. 

    The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.  

    2. Channel General Awareness of Prevent 

    Duration 25 minutes:

    This module provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process.

    This module will:-

    • Explain how Channel links to the gorvernments counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST).
    • Describe the Channel process and it’s purpose.
    • Help you to identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
    • Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.

    3. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision

    Duration 1 hour.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understanding what FGM is and distinguish the four types of FGM.
    • Identify key health risks and consequences of FGM.
    • State the legal position in the UK regarding FGM.
    • Understand how and when FGM is carried out.
    • Identify who is at risk of FGM and describe the key indicators.
    • List some of the common justifications for FGM.
    • Be aware of your role in preventing FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM.

    4. Awareness of Forced Marriage

    Learning outcomes:

    • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
    • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
    • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.

    5. Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 and Level 2 AVA Project

    6. Complicated Matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill health. AVA Project

    7. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

    As part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance All Together programme they have developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.

    Training modules include: 

    • What is bullying? 
    • Bullying and the Law 
    • Bullying and SEN/disability 
    • 10 principles to reduce bullying
    • Preventing bullying
    • Responding to bullying
    • Cyberbullying

    Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development

    Child Sexual Abuse within the Family

    Target Group:.         Designated Safeguarding Leads, equivalent, or above level of experience and knowledge.

    Trainer:                    Janet Lee Consulting

    Time of Session:     9:30 - 4:30

    Venue:                      This will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Tuesday 28th January 2020 - Bookings now closed.

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    Working with child sexual abuse can be complex for professionals - it takes place in a world of secrecy and in practice, we are often working with suspicion.  It can be hard to know how to help and support children who may be and are being sexually abused and professionals need to help with detection and how to work with disclosures.  The material used on this course will support this complexity, provide help with working with children and young people, and the non-abusing care giver.  Practice experience is shared to understand the recovery / repair process from abuse and how to help non-abusing carers move from denial to belief and protection.

    • To develop an up-to-date knowledge base on sexual abuse, based on studies, research and effective practice, drawing on recent messages from the Children's Commissioners Report 2015.
    • To build professionals professional confidence in detecting and responding to child sex abuse.
    • To consider how perpetrators operate and how abuse occurs.
    • To understand the non-abusing carers response to the abuse and how to effectively work with the NAC to believe, support, and protect.
    • To understand why children and young people have difficulty disclosing the abuse and the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people.
    • To think about and plan how to intervene and assess children who have, or may have, been sexually abused.

    Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and the National Referral Mechanism

    Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and families who may come into contact with

                                         foreign national children where there is a concern for trafficking

    Trainer:                        Child Trafficking Advice Centre, NSPCC

    Time:                           9:30am – 1:00pm

    Dates:                          Tuesday 11th February 2020 Bookings are now closed.

    Delegates:                   20 places 

    Aims and Objectives

    • Define child trafficking, what children are trafficked for and the key risks indicators.
    • Information about high risk groups, trends and models of good practice such as missing children.
    • Clarity of responsibilities and procedures to follow.
    • Identify high risk groups, current trends and models of good practice.
    • Provide knowledge of relevant guidance, legislation, and procedures, including the Modern Slavery Act and the National Referral Mechanism.
    • Give a voice to the survivors of child trafficking by means of a short DVD.

    Children Missing or Not Attending Education Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Ian Hewison - Team Leader, Attendance Service, Education Standards and Inclusion

    Time of Session:     9:00am - 11:00am

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Tuesday 13th October 2020

                                      Tuesday 9th February 2021

    Delegates:               20 places

    Aims and Objectives

    • To raise awareness of issues related to children missing education and non-school attendance.
    • To highlight what should happen when a child is not attendance school or is missing from education and what else this could be telling us.
    • To define what is non-school attendance and a child missing education.

     Application Form

    Complex Neglect of Children and Young People

    Target Group           Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                      assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                     Janet Lee

    Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        Wednesday 17th July 2019. - Course date closed.

                                       Thursday 10th October 2019 - Course date closed.

                                       Monday 2nd December 2019.  This course has been re-arranged to Monday 10th February 2020 (this date is now full)

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Neglect is a feature in many families who safeguarding professionals work with and yet it is so hard for professionals who are involved to create successful interventions that turn it around. This course will explore why it is important to be analytical about neglect and will challenge current professional thinking. There will be a focus on effective multi agency interventions that create change for children and young people.

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To understand why neglect is complex and how to analyse neglect
    • To gain knowledge about different types of neglect and how to approach the family
    • To understand the impact of neglect on growing child and the seriousness of this on the growing child’s development
    • To use tools for analysis in working out what the child’s lived experience is
    • To gain knowledge in how to use multi agency meeting not to only share information but as an analytical tool to inform the planning process
    • To develop ideas for creative plans that make a difference to children’s lives and create change in families where neglect is present
    • Think differently about neglect
    • Have an understanding of how to create more effective change
    • Have ideas to take back to work with children, young people and their families to support them to improve their parenting and the quality of the child’s life.

    Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children

    Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                       assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainers:                    Rahana Hussain

    Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        16th October 2019 - Rahana Hussain- Booking Closed

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims & Objectives :

    • To increase understanding of the influences of our own and families race, culture, faith or beliefs on the parenting of children;
    • To gain confidence in talking about our own and other people’s attitudes and beliefs and how these might affect judgment when working in partnership;
    • To improve practice skills in these areas during the process of assessments/offering services;
    • Explore how we balance risk and protective factors within any scenario and consider our baseline for concern;
    • To discuss any local issues regards the topic.

    Application Form

     

     

    Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

    Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                        and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      Roz Amat - Positive Parenting Company / National Trainer for the AVA Community Groups Programme.

    Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        Thursday 3rd October 2019

                                      Friday 7th February 2020

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims and objectives:

    • What is domestic abuse? (Home Office definition).
    • Different forms of domestic abuse.
    • Effects of domestic abuse.
    • Possible warning signs.
    • Supporting victims - do's and don'ts.
    • Myths and realities regarding domestic abuse.
    • Domestic abuse and the law.
    • MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference).
    • Local and National Services.

    Application Form

    Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Dr Sian Morgan - Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics L&G NHS Trust

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Dates:                       Monday 24th June 2019 - Course Closed

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • The briefing is to increase awareness of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII). 
    • Practitioners will be able to recognise  the condition from the presenting symptoms and develop  an understanding of how it is managed.

     Application Form

    Gaming & Gambling Harm Prevention Programme for C&YP - Train the Teacher / Trainer

    Target Group:           School Designated Safeguarding Leads, Youth Services, Youth Offending Services, Mentoring Services, Looked After Children Services.

    Trainer:                     Rebecca Mark, YGAM

    Time of Session:     10:00 - 15:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Wednesday 8th January 2020  We are re-arranging this date to April 2020.

    Delegates:               20 places

    Aims and Objectives

    • .Background information on youth gambling and gaming in the UK.
    • Introduction to and familiarisation with the YGAM curriculum.
    • Review existing and create tailored lesson or schemes of work.
    • Practical tips on how to deliver the YGAM programme.
    • Review the extensive resources within the YGAM Academy.

    Additional Course Flyer

    Application Form

    Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

    Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and young people

     Trainer:                        Lewisham Serious Youth Violence Team

     Time & Dates:             Thursday 18th June 2020, 9:20am to 1pm.

                                          Thursday 22nd October 2020, 9:20am to 1pm.

                                          Thursday 25th February 2021, 1:20pm to 5pm

     Delegates:                    20 places

     Aims and Objectives:

    • Raise awareness of the issues involving young people in serious youth violence and gangs in Lewisham.
    • Will help you to identify and develop the key skills and techniques required to work with those involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
    • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
    • Understand what processes and interventions are in place in Lewisham / Nationally to support practitioners and clients.
    • Provide you with real problem solving scenarios to increase practical understanding of gang activity.
    • Identify at the earliest stages possible whether a young person is involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
    • The nature of gangs and other threats, including child sexual exploitation and grooming of children to deal drugs.
    • Help you to make quality referrals to the Gangs Intervention Team.
    • Basic knowledge of Lewisham gangs  

    Application Form

    Health Improvement Training Programme

    Welcome to the Lewisham Health Improvement Training Programme .

    The development of the training programme has been designed to meet the priorities outlined in the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Strategy Plan.

    Lewisham has nine priority areas to be addressed over the next nine years, which include the following:

    • Overarching Health and Wellbeing
    • Achieving a healthy weight
    • Increasing the number of people who survive colorectal, breast and lung cancer for 1-5 years.
    • Improving Immunisation uptake
    • Reducing alcohol harm
    • Preventing the uptake of smoking among children and young people and reducing the numbers of people smoking
    • Improving mental health and wellbeing
    • Improving sexual health
    • Reducing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

    In addition to the above priority areas Lewisham Health Improvement team have are committed to delivery of training in the following areas.

    • Substance misuse
    • Child and Maternal Health

    Local and national health improvement priorities form the basis for the training programme, for which courses are targeted at individuals working or volunteering in Lewisham. By participating in the programme, attendees are able to develop and strengthen health improvement skills and competencies.

    The health improvement training team aim to deliver quality assured training which equips participants with the skills to identify opportunities for health promotion and facilitate key health messages within their respective work and community settings.

    A number of courses advertised in the brochure contribute to the Lewisham way (council competencies) as well as to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) that is often used in the health sector. The KSF is equally relevant to the skills and competency required to undertake health improvement work in other settings (see pages 38-39).

    We trust you will find these learning opportunities inspiring and we look forward to seeing you on our courses.

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People in Lewisham - Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

    Trainer:                        Nikki Thorpe, Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

    Dates:                          Thursday 11th July 2019

                                        Wednesday 25th September 2019

                                        Thursday 28th November 2019

                                        Tuesday 21st January 2020

     Delegates:     20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • Understanding the role and functions of your Safeguarding Children Partnership.
    • Introduction to key themes from child safeguarding practice reviews, locally and nationally.
    • Introduction to a child centred practice and a co-ordinated response to safeguarding children and young people,
      including professional curiosity and what children and young people need from those who work with them.
    • Introduction to the roles and functions of safeguarding and child protection leads in your organisation.
    • Introduction of the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
    • Introduction to Lewisham's Continuum of Need, a consent based model.

     Application Form

    Learning from Domestic Homicide Review’s Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Monday 15th July 2019

                                      Thursday 21st November 2019

    Delegates:                30 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To provide an understanding of the statutory requirements of conducting a domestic homicide review (DHR) in Lewisham.
    • To understand the recommendations made from previous DHRs and how they are meant to be implemented.
    • To examine and understand the common themes found in the most recent DHRs conducted in Lewisham.
    • Looking closely out how learning from DHRs is embedded within frontline practice for professionals within Lewisham.
    • Examining a case study of a DHR.

    Application Form

    Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Maureen Gabriel, Designated Nurse Safeguarding, L&G NHS Trust.

                                       Tim Bull, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, L&G NHS Trust.

                                       Sara Taylor, Principal Social Worker, Children's Social Care LBL

                                       Amanda Harris, Quality Assurance Manager, Children's Social Care, LBL

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Tuesday 8th October 2019

                                      Wednesday 11th December 2019

                                      Thursday 5th March 2020

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To understand the Child Safeguarding Practice Review process.
    • Examine the national research findings.
    • Examine Lewisham’s Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (previously known as serious case reviews)
    • What professionals can learn when working with complex and vulnerable families.

    Application Form

    Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

    Delegates will need to have completed Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 or 3, or equivalent recognised learning prior to attending this course.

    Trainer:                        Finola Owens, Lewisham LADO

    Dates:                          Thursday 13th June 2019

                                         Tuesday 17th September 2019

                                         Thursday 12th December 2019

    Time:                            12 noon until 2:00pm

    Delegates:                   20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • Role of the LADO.
    • The referral process and what constitutes an appropriate referral.
    • How to ensure your organisation complies with the statutory requirements and legislation.

    Application Form

    Mental Health First Aid - Youth

    THIS COURSE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LEWISHAM COUNCIL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICE.

    PLEASE DIRECT YOUR QUERIES TO: healthimprovement@Lewisham.gov.uk

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11-18 years.

    Delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors.

    Target Audience:

    This course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and suitable for frontline staff working or volunteering in the London Borough of Lewisham.  You may also be interested in Mental Health First Aid for Adults.  Please refer to the Health Improvement Training Brochure.

    The Training:

    • Provides information, tools, techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing.
    • Enables participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

    Attending this course will help you to:

    • Spot the early signs of mental health problems in young people.
    • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem.
    • Provide help on a first aid basis.
    • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm.
    • Help prevent a mental illness getting worse.
    • Help a young person to recover faster.
    • Guide a young person towards the right support.
    • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems.

    Course Duration:

    Two Days; 9:30am to 5:00pm.

    Course Date:

    Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2020,

    Course Organiser:

    Lisa Fannon

    Course Trainer:

    This Way Up Well Being

    KSF Dimensions Covered:

    Core: 1, 2, 6

    HWB: 1, 2, 3

    Application Form

    Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) & The RIC Toolkit Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     TBA

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       TBA

                                      TBA

    Delegates:                30 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To provide an understanding of MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) aims and processes.
    • To know how MARACs operate on a national and pan-London level.
    • To understand the relationship between MARAC and relevant agencies in Lewisham.
    • To have knowledge of the use of the CAADA Risk Indicator Checklist, used to assess the level of DV risk.
    • How to confidently make a referral to the Lewisham MARAC.

    Application Form

    Professional Curiosity

    Target Group:              All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.

    Trainer:                        Dr Sian Morgan, Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, L&G NHS Trust

    Time:                           12:00 noon - 2:00pm

    Dates:                          Tuesday 26th November 2019 - This course is now full.

    Delegates:                   20 places 

    Aims and Objectives

    • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
    • How to ask difficult questions
    • To raise awareness about professional curiosity
    • To understand the risks of a lack of professional curiosity 
    • To develop skills around professional curiosity

    Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

    Target Group            Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                       and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.

    Trainer:                     Jane Walker

    Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        Tuesday 11th June 2019 - Course closed

                                       Wednesday 20th November 2019

    Delegates:                20 places                              

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To equip individuals to work more effectively with parents who use substances. This will be achieved by considering the impact of substance use on parenting and the risks that children and young people may be experiencing. It will enable participants to update their substance misuse knowledge as well as learning more about local services and interventions.
    • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
    • Describe the extent of parental substance use locally and nationally in relation to the numbers of children affected and the range of substances used.
    • Understand governmental responses to the issue of parental substance misuse.
    • Recognise the impact of parental substance use of children and young people in their families in relation to their physical, emotional and social development and well being.
    • Assess risk in relation to parental substance use and its impact on the family and parenting skills.
    • Learn about treatment options and local substance use agencies.
    • Consider the impact of attitudes and values when working with parental substance use.
    • Work collaboratively with other agencies according to borough guidance.

    Application Form

    Safer Recruitment (multi-agency)

    Target Group:             Recruiting managers for roles where people will work with or have direct contact with children and young people. 

                                       School staff should contact governor services for specific training on this subject.

    Trainer:                        Diane Parkhouse, Education Human Resources

    Time:                           9:30pm to 1:00pm

    Dates:                         Friday 5th July 2019 This date has been moved to Friday 6th September 2019 and has 4 places available.

                                       Tuesday 14th January 2020

    Delegates:                   25 places

    Aims and Objectives

    • Increase your understanding of organisation safeguarding responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment.
    • Highlight the importance of maintaining an on-going culture of vigilance and robust systems for reporting concerns.
    • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
    • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
    • Review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

    Application Form

    Safeguarding Children Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads (multi-agency)

    Target Group             Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

                                       This course is not applicable to Schools.  Schools should register for training with STEEP

    Refresh:                    Every 2 years.

    Trainer:                      Rahana Hussain

    Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        Wednesday 10th July 2019

                                      Tuesday 17th September 2019 - Booking Closed

                                      Wednesday 4th December 2019 - Bookings Closed.

                                      Thursday 13th February 2020 Bookings closed

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims and Objectives:

    This course is designed to build on participants knowledge of the need to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns and their understanding of the impact of parenting issues on parenting capacity, addressing lack of cooperation and how to escalate concerns. Attendees are able to by the end of the day: 

    • advance knowledge of child protection
    • what to do if a child is at risk
    • reporting strategies/ policies and procedures.  How this links in with Lewisham processes. 
    • Make aware of S17, S47 and what would be TAC/TAF around a child to gain preventative services.  What services are available in Lewisham.
    • describe the role of the designated lead and state key areas of responsibility.
    • state the barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose.
    • state the barriers to staff reporting concerns and develop methods of overcoming them.
    • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a range of concerns about child or young person.
    • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information with key partners and agencies.
    • How gaining consent works and role play around this or any of the above.
    • The training is compliant with 'working together to safeguard children 2015' and 'keeping children safe in education July 2015'.

     

    Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Lewisham Sexual Health Service

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Wednesday 9th October 2019

                                      Wednesday 5th February 2020 - 3 places have become available.

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • This session is aimed at professionals who come in to contact with young people.
    • How to bring up the subject of sex with young people.
    • To understand how to ask appropriate questions.
    • To be aware of the warning signs and vulnerabilities of exploitation and the pressures on young people.
    • Where to go for help and advice. 

    Application Form

    Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Young People Awareness

    Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                        and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      John Lincoln - Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

    Times:                        10:30am – 3:30pm

    Dates:                        Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Date re-arranged to Friday 29th November 2019 - Bookings are now closed for this date.

                                       Thursday 16th January 2020 - Course full, bookings closed.

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Provide an overview and develop a better understanding of what self-harm looks like in young people.
    • How practitioners can recognise the common warning signs of self-harm and manage it
    • Identify the management of self-harm and the care pathways.
    • The link between self-harm and suicide ideation.
    • Suicidal intent.
    • Increase knowledge and awareness in in young people including appropriate identification of risk.
    • To gain an understanding of the management of self-harm and suicidality care pathway; where agencies, young people, parents and carers can go for support.

    Sexual Violence and Exploitation Amongst Young People (Peer-on-Peer Abuse)

    Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

    Trainer:                        Safer London 

    Dates:                          Date to be confirmed

                                         Date to be confirmed

    Time:                           1:30pm to 5:00pm

    Delegates:                   25 places              

    Aims & Objective

    • Define Peer-on-peer abuse and explain how it can be perpetrated including CSE in gangs and peer groups, harmful sexual behaviour and criminal exploitation.
    • Identify vulnerabilities in young people which make them more likely to be victims or perpetrators.
    • Have knowledge of tools to assess young people’s behaviours and risks.
    • Recognise opportunities for early intervention and prevention.
    • Identify support services and best practice interventions to support children at risk, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.

    Signs of Safety Partnership Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Children's Social Care Workforce Development Team

    Time of Session:       14:00 - 16:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Monday 11th November 2019

                                     Monday 13th January 2020 Date now full

                                     Thursday 13th February 2020

                                     Monday 9th March 2020 Date cancelled due to 0 bookings.

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To develop an understanding of the Signs of Safety practice framework and how it is applied within Children’s Services
    • To develop an understanding of the Signs of Safety principles and the changes being made to how we work with families
    • To gain an overview of the principles of Signs of Safety assessment and tools used with children and families
    • To develop an understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and how this can be used to support staff and families

    Application Form

    Trauma Informed Approach Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

    Trainer:                        Keith Cohen, Lewisham YOS and South London Resettlement Consorium Strategic Manager, Crime Reduction

    Dates:                          Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Course date now closed.

                                        Thursday 17th October 2019

     Delegates:     20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • Understanding trauma
    • What is the impact?
    • Effects of trauma
    • Trauma recovery model.

     Application Form

    Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Thursday 19th September 2019

                                      Tuesday 4th February 2020

    Delegates:                30 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • The government definition of the different strands of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
    • To provide practitioners with an understanding of the terminology Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the strands it includes
    • The course will cover local, national and international issues of VAWG and examine how VAWG is experienced by victims
    • To discuss how Lewisham responds to VAWG and the Council’s VAWG policies

    Application Form

    Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

    Target group

    Workers in Lewisham from across the health, housing and social care spectrum (including those in the voluntary sector) who are likely to come into contact with domestic violence perpetrators and want to know more about how to respond

    Trainer:                    Colin Fitzgerald, Solace Women's Aid

    Time of Session:     9:30 - 4:30

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       Friday 21st June 2019 This date is now full

                                      Wednesday 24th July 2019 - This date is now full

                                      Wednesday 9th October 2019 - This date is now full

                                      Tuesday 10th December 2019 - 1 place has become available

                                      Thursday 27th February 2020 - 18 spaces available as of 26.09.19

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Better identify perpetrators of domestic violence
    • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies upon identification
    • Understand the dynamics of perpetrators use of violence
    • Better understand the risks posed by perpetrator to (ex) partners and children
    • Undertake initial motivational work with perpetrators to help explore their use of violence
    • Understand the differences between empathic and collusive working in a domestic violence context

    Application Form

    Working with Challenging and Hard to Help Families

    Target Group            Experienced or senior professionals who work with complex needs families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                       and reviewing the needs of a child or young person. 

    Trainer:                      Janet Lee

    Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

    Date:                           Thursday 18th July 2019, This date is now full.

                                        Tuesday 12th November 2019

    Delegates:                20 places                               

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To develop confidence and competence in the interface with other safeguarding professionals.
    • To unpick what “authoritative practice” looks like in action.
    • To use techniques and develop skills that assist practitioners in using authority when working with families who are hard to help and who present challenging and evasive behaviour to professionals.
    • To use team around the child meetings, conferences and core groups as meetings where challenge and critical thinking can be demonstrated.

    Application Form

    Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

    Target Group:           All professionals working with children,  young people and adults in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Develop understanding of Prevent Strategy & roles within it
    • Develop existing expertise & professional judgement in relation to extremism & radicalisation or recruitment to extremist groups
    • Increase awareness of national/international picture of extremism & terrorism
    • Improve confidence to raise concerns
    • Raise awareness of Channel interventions; safeguarding the individual
    • Increase whole organisation's capacity to prevent extremism & safeguard vulnerable people

    Trainer:                     Martin Gormlie - Prevent Manager

    Lunchtime Briefings                       

    Dates:                       Thursday 18th July 2019 - Date cancelled due to a low number of applications.

                                      Friday 15th November 2019

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Delegates:                30 places.

    Application Form - Lunchtime Briefing

    WRAP - Greater Depth

    Dates:                       Friday 27th September 2019

                                      Friday 13th March 2020

    Time of Session:     9:30 -  12:30

    Delegates:                30 places.

    Application Form - Greater Depth

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